Showing posts from June, 2019
Art Over the term we have been further exploring our inquiry topic of "The Great St Albans Oak Tree" with some art in Pīwakawaka.

Observational Drawing of the Great Oak Tree We first started by exploring the Great Oak Tree and doing an observational drawing. We focused on what we can see (from the big trunk, to the branches, the tiny little sticks and twigs at the top, the bark and texture). We sat out in the sun and drew what we could see. We then went back into the classroom and used water colours to explore the colours of the tree.

Pīwakawaka Collage We spent the next few art lessons creating real life looking pīwakawaka manu. We did a step by step drawing of a pīwakawaka, then used pastels and carefully replicated the colours we could see. The following lesson we used magazines and ripped up lots of green pieces and worked hard at overlapping each piece to make a bright green background. Don't they look amazing??

Leaf Exploring Lately we have been focusing on all the leaves…

Assembly Certificates

These wonderful children were awarded an achievement or a values certificate in Assembly this week. Great work tamariki

Some awesome learning happening here....

There is always so much learning happening in the classroom, check out what has been going on this week in Pīwakawaka 22 and 23 🤗

🌼🌺Wonderful Helpers🌺🌼 We are so lucky to have some wonderful people coming in each week to help us in many different ways. Parents putting reading books away for us, helping us on excursions, reading to our tamariki. How lucky we are to have such wonderful people and support. They say it takes a village to raise a child.

🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴 Patterns 🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴⚫️🔴 We have been focusing on shapes and patterns in our hub. The tamariki (children) have made shape monsters (come in and have a look they are hanging on our wall). During math time there has been lots of patterns being created too. 
Casey and Declan working tirelessly to fill their whole grid in patterns
Check out Chance making this amazing pattern!

✏️✏️✏️ Making Lists ✏️✏️✏️

In Pīwakawaka we LOVE making lists. On Thursdays we have free write. There were all sorts of lists happening; birthday party …

Junior Park Explorers

Oh what a great time we had at the Botanical gardens taking part in the Junior Park Explorers programme.
We learnt about the birds, bugs and trees in the park.